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Fourth Annual Mad Monster Film Fest Winners Announced!

Fourth Annual Mad Monster Film Fest Winners Announced!

Mar 30, 2015

Charlotte, NC — This past weekend, the new Sheraton Hotel played host to the returning Mad Monster Party convention and the Fourth Annual Mad Monster Film Fest. Mutantville Productions was on hand to host three days of films running the gamut of genres from horror to fantasy to science fiction. At the start of the third day, the festival winners were announced to the fans and filmmakers in attendance. WINNERS: BEST HORROR – Honeyspider dir Josh Hasty written by Kenny Caperton website It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Monster Mash party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As murder plays out on the silver screen during the theater’s Halloween night Horrorthon, Jackie falls under a strange spell, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. As the night unfolds, Jackie slowly unravels and everyone around her is turning up dead. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night! BEST FANTASY – Athena dir Robert W. Filion website Athena is about Carl whose life has crumbled, and who now exists as a shell of a man. His wretched existence is punctuated by the loss of his wife and all of the emotional scarring that has created. It’s also about Emily, who is not well herself. She may be slightly schizophrenic and manic depressive, but she’s doing fine in general… stable job, active social life. Things could be better, if only she had Carl. There is hope, however. Hope in the form of a voice which appears to Carl, then to Emily. That voice is Athena, but is she merely manipulating the situation, or is she genuinely attempting to help these two people? Life is messy, and she could be making things worse. Athena Trailer from Robert W. Filion on Vimeo. BEST SCI-FI – The Orbs dir Jesse K. Knight website Wilbur lives a booze-ridden, smoke-filled life with Loraine. The Orbs pass by...

MAD MOBSTER CHICAGO 2015 FILM SCHEDULE

MAD MOBSTER CHICAGO 2015 FILM SCHEDULE

Feb 11, 2015

MAD MOBSTER PARTY FILM SCHEDULE FRIDAY Feb 13th 7:00 pm Carl Panzram 81 mins. The true story of lifelong criminal and serial killer, Carl Panzram who wrote his autobiography for a jail guard in 1928. 8:00 pm True Crime: Road out of Hell 24 mins. Burl Barer & Don Woldman welcome author Anthony Flacco to talk about his latest book, The Road Out of Hell, about a boy who is rescued from his serial killer pedophile uncle and a life that is utter hell. A dark journey into the underbelly of a real crime and the damage it does to its victims. A harrowing episode 8:30 pm The Killer and I (starring Kane Hodder and Michael Aloisi) The Killer and I, what started off as a behind the scenes journal about the making of Kane Hodder’s biography, Unmasked, has turned into his own entity. From blogs, to two books and now a web series, the insane adventures of Kane Hodder and AuthorMike will have you laughing so hard… it could kill you. 9 pm Serial Killer Culture 110 mins. Serial Killer Culture examines the reasons why artists and collectors are fascinated by serial killers. 11 pm Short Films To Die For: Flowers On A Razor Wire: Chance Meeting True crime author Doug Shanks (Joseph M. Monks) thought he’d seen it all until the day he dialed up a two legged nightmare, the psychotic dominitrix Flower (played by sizzling adult film star Wanda Curtis). She ties him up and tortures him mercilessly until it’s time to tell her a story, a story scary enough to keep her from killing him slowly, so slowly… Doug stutters out his tale of a young Asian girl, Yuko (Japanese Super Model Mitsuho Ohtani), trapped in an broken down elevator with a boiler repairman (Evil Lopez) who might just be Los Angeles’ worst serial killer ever! Buddy Row From the demented minds of Mutantville, Buddy Row is a story of love and stalking. Candy only wants to be friends, but Buddy has other ideas. I Owe You When the friend he betrayed returns with a body in his trunk, seemingly perfect Cam must help cover up a gruesome crime or...

Streeboween: 24 Hours of Horror Films for Halloween: A Live Blogging Marathon

Streeboween: 24 Hours of Horror Films for Halloween: A Live Blogging Marathon

Oct 31, 2014

Live blog. Happy Halloween, my manic mutants! It’s time to take off our masks and let our real selves shine through! For most of the mundane world, that statement would have been reversed but you and I know all too well that the everyday face that we put on at work is just a persona and a false mask to help us fit in without upsetting the surface dwellers or exposing the masquerade. Today is our day. Join me in peeling back your skin and letting your fur grow out as we head out into the Halloween night to howl at the moon and any passersby that come along. As part of the ongoing Streeboween tradition, I always challenge myself to watch a twenty-four hour marathon of Halloween horror films to celebrate the occasion. As Halloween is being celebrated on Friday this year, we’ll have to start our countdown during the day and carry on through the night! The time has come so let’s not tarry further! 4pm – Teen Titans: Season Two Episode Five: Fear Itself. Since the Sun is still in the sky let’s start with something simple and friendly to set the mood. I always loved it when my favorite TV show characters celebrated the holiday with us. Scouring my DVD collection, I came across this Halloween themed episode of Teen Titans so let’s give it a go! 4:30pm – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Let’s continue the daylight celebration with a perennial favorite – Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin! 5pm – Tales from the Darkside: Trick or Treat This first episode was directed by none other than the great George A. Romero so what better way to move the mood into the dark than with the Godfather of Modern Horror? This episode always spooked me out when I was a kid. 5:30pm – The Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 feet Let’s throw in some classic horror with that classically trained actor, of course I’m talking about The Twilight Zone with William Shatner. Nothing gets you in that old Twilight Zone mind frame better than the sight of Captain Kirk yelling about a gremlin on the wing of his...

Call for Entries for the Fourth Annual Mad Monster Party 2015 Film Fest!

Call for Entries for the Fourth Annual Mad Monster Party 2015 Film Fest!

Oct 13, 2014

Call for Entries for the Fourth Annual Mad Monster Party 2015 Film Fest! Charlotte, NC – Mutantville Productions in association with the Mad Monster Party are returning to the Queen City for the fourth year in a row for the South’s most eclectic horror, science fiction & pop culture show and the film fest returns with it. Nightbreed The Cabal Cut premiered at the First Annual Mad Monster Party Film Fest in 2012 and is now being released via blu ray this October! “Best Horror” winners such as Nailbiter (2012) and Found (2013) have gone on to achieve wide acclaim and distribution across the world. Submit your films today! We are accepting original works of speculative fiction including full length features and shorts. Films submitted must fit into one of the categories of horror, science fiction or fantasy. There is no fee for entry. Filmmakers with works accepted into the film festival will receive one free pass to the Mad Monster Party 2015. Space in the fest is limited, so don’t delay. For more information about the Mad Monster Party 2015 convention, visit the official website at themadmonsterparty.com. Submissions must be received no later than January 15th, 2015. Mad Monster Film Fest Submission Form (Right click and then click “Save Link As”) Contact filmfest@madmonster.com for more information and submission...

TOM SAVINI JOINS MAD MONSTER PARTY 2014!

TOM SAVINI JOINS MAD MONSTER PARTY 2014!

Jan 27, 2014

TOM SAVINI JOINS MAD MONSTER PARTY 2014! FX legend/pioneer, actor, director and Vietnam vet/combat photographer, TOM SAVINI, joins the Party in Charlotte, NC March 21st-23rd, 2014. Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th, Maniac, Creepshow, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, his innovative makeup and FX designs continue to inspire make up artists around the world. On screen, he is just as badass in films like Knightriders, Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk till Dawn, Machete and many more. Don’t miss the chance to meet the man who made some of the most iconic monsters of our generation. There are a LIMITED NUMBER of discounted rooms at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, so act fast if you want to save money with the Mad Monster rate! RSVP here… https://www.facebook.com/events/138524983014208/?ref=ts&fref=ts Check out the website for more info, to get tickets and book your room…...